TR1557 : Canterbury Cathedral

taken 6 years ago, near to Canterbury, Kent, Great Britain

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Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
The Cathedral's history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

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Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Scheduled Monuments
In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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TR1557, 938 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1509 5791 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.7826N 1:4.9629E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1500 5789
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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